Deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas, was reportedly invited to the Gupta household where he was offered Nhlanhla Nene's position before his axing that rattled the nation.
702's Xolani Gwala spoke to Netwerk24 investigative journalist, Paulie van Wyk, regarding her story.
Listen to the interview below:
A few days before Nene's axing, deputy minister was at a social gathering...He was quizzed by the Gupta family.— Paulie van Wyk, Netwerk24 jounalist
He denied the opportunity from the Gupta family...The fact that there are these rumours is regrettable.— Pauli van Wyk, Netwerk24 journalist
Treasury did not want to comment...If it was indeed a falsehood, they would have come out strongly to deny it.— Paulie van Vyk, Netwerk24 journalist
In another interview, Xolani spoke to deputy president of the EFF, Floyd Shivambu, regarding yet another startling revelation.
If the meeting never happened, the deputy minister would have come out categorically denying that the meeting never happened.— Floyd Shivambu, EFF deputy president
We know as a matter of fact this information. We don't want to compromise the identity of the people who have given us this information.— Floyd Shivambu, EFF deputy president
The manner in which the Guptas operate is that whenever they meet political office-bearers and CEOs of parastatals, they offer them money...Some go to shop in Dubai with Gupta money.— Floyd Shivambu, EFF deputy president